Is My Vocal Range Changing?

Vocal Range

John always loved to sing. When he was a little boy, he’d entertain at church, picnics, parties and more. Like most boys he had a “high voice” that “almost sounded like a girl’s voice.” He could hit high notes that singers like Mariah Carey hit!

As John became a teenager, hormones kicked in and he went through puberty. His body changed and his voice changed. Suddenly, his “angelic” voice sounded much deeper than before, and his range became, well, “different.” It wasn’t as easy to hit certain high notes anymore. That said, he still loved to sing, and adjusted accordingly.

If you are male, you might have noticed your vocal range changed when you hit puberty. Perhaps you can’t hit the same notes you could hit a few years prior? Maybe deeper notes come easier than ever before?

Male voices have only just completed their drastic physical and hormonal changes by the age of 20. By the time a male hits the age of 30, the voice is “fully mature” biologically-speaking.

But can we develop a greater vocal range at any age?

The answer is YES, with the right vocal training.

Do yourself a favor and look in the mirror when you sing. If you notice that you lift your chin, tighten your jaw, and/or strain to hit certain high or low notes, then it’s likely you are straining to hit notes.  You are using the wrong muscles (called “extrinsic” muscles).  You need to train the correct muscles (the “intrinsic” muscles) with the right vocal technique.

Temporary changes may be due to overuse or illness. It’ll take time to “heal” and get back to “normal.” Or maybe your voice is maturing and you can no longer do what once came naturally.

If you want to extend your range, or get back the range you once had, work with an expert from Sing Like A Star to build and develop vocal technique.  Contact Sing Like A Star today for more information.

Written by Sing Like A Star

Sing Like A Star Studios offers private lessons for individuals of all ages and experience levels in East Cobb and Alpharetta, Georgia, and online. We teach lessons all over the world with our our distance lessons. To learn more about the studio and to schedule an introductory session, please register here.

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